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John Allison


Faculty Affiliate

College of Engineering- Materials Science & Engineering

  • Ph.D. (Met. Eng. and MSE), Carnegie-Mellon University, 1982.
  • M.S. (Met. Eng.), Ohio State University, 1977
  • B.S. (Eng. Mech.), U. S. Air Force Academy, 1972
Office Location
3018 H.H. Dow, 2300 Hayward St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Research Interests

My major research interest is in understanding the inter-relationships between processing, alloying, microstructure and properties in metallic materials – and in incorporating this knowledge into computational tools for use in research, education and engineering.  An important part of my research is development of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) tools – and thus collaborations with other computational and experimental groups are an essential element of my work.  Central to my research are investigations on the evolution of microstructures - current examples include precipitate evolution, recrystallization and grain growth and texture development in magnesium, aluminum and titanium alloys.  I am also interested in mechanical behavior of these materials, with an emphasis on development of mechanistic and phenomenological understanding of the influence of microstructure on properties such as strength, ductility and fatigue resistance.